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Betamax76

join:2008-10-16
Canonsburg, PA

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[Channels] October 1st Channel Changes

Effective October 1, 2013:
* Sundance Channel moves from Ch. 392 to Ch. 235 and will only be available to customers with the Extreme HD or Ultimate HD package.
* ESPN Classic moves from Ch. 71 to Ch. 310
* Golf Channel moves from Ch. 304 to Ch. 93 which will align it with the Ch. 593 HD counterpart.


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY

[Channels] Re: October 1st Channel Changes

It looks like Sundance won't be a pay chanel anymore just like what happened to IFC. Thanks Betamax for the news


Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
It really shouldn't be a pay channel, as it has little worth paying for. Bah-dum-dum-dum. And it's a Rainbow channel, none of which are in a pay package.

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to Betamax76
That's good news about Sundance. Right now they are only available in the Ultimate package in my area. They occasionally have a few series that seem interesting.


dcowboy

join:2012-05-10
reply to Betamax76
I cant watch SD.


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
reply to Betamax76
Does sundance have commercials?

If not then Ill check it out in October...


Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ
said by bohratom:

Does sundance have commercials?

If not then Ill check it out in October...

I don't think so.


miataman

join:2010-10-27
Chelmsford, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to Betamax76
said by Betamax76:

Effective October 1, 2013:

Wake me up in October.
--
"My hat, my cane, Jeeves".

tlbepson
Premium
join:2002-02-09
Washington, DC
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to bohratom

[Channels] .


>>bohratom: Does sundance have commercials?

Yes...lots...'-}}

I used to think Sundance was a channel worth watching but over the last year or so, any interesting programming has fallen off and I rarely watch it these days. I wouldn't pay for it now but it comes with my Extreme tier.



bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ

[Channels] Re: .

said by tlbepson:


>>bohratom: Does sundance have commercials?

Yes...lots...'-}}

Scratch that channel then as I use to watch both IFC and Foxmovies before they both moved to commerical based programming. Now I never watch either.


TitusTroy

join:2009-06-18
New York, NY
reply to Betamax76

[Channels] Re: October 1st Channel Changes

only programs I have ever watched on Sundance was the recent excellent mini-series 'Top of the Lake' and the Swedish Girl with Dragon Tattoo trilogy...was surprised that FiOS does not have Sundance HD though...it does have the OnDemand HD channel but not the regular one

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to tlbepson

[Channels] Re: .

said by tlbepson:


>>bohratom: Does sundance have commercials?

Yes...lots...'-}}

I used to think Sundance was a channel worth watching but over the last year or so, any interesting programming has fallen off and I rarely watch it these days. I wouldn't pay for it now but it comes with my Extreme tier.

Interesting that it's not included in the Extreme tier in NJ.


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY
It's not in the Extreme package. It comes with certain premiums, he must have the premiums that it comes with.


Ike1

join:2012-06-02
Newark, NJ
reply to Betamax76

[Channels] Re: October 1st Channel Changes

The same thing happened with IFC a while back. It converted from a premium or semi-premium channel with no commercials (or limited commercials) to a basic cable channel with the usual full load of commercials. Now Sundance, owned by the same AMC/Rainbow creeps since 2008, is apparently making the same conversion to basic cable.

I have the Extreme tier. I'd love to see Top of the Lake, which was supposed to be an excellent miniseries, but it probably won't still be available from Sundance HD On Demand by October, assuming it even still is now. (There are several channels like this that offer free HD On Demand on FiOS but aren't available as regular HD channels, presumably because of bandwidth issues.) Even if we had the HD channel, it would probably look terrible, like AMC HD and IFC HD do, because AMC/Rainbow is stingy with the bandwidth. It's often blocky. And I don't even usually notice these things.

tlbepson
Premium
join:2002-02-09
Washington, DC
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Mac973

[Channels] .


>>mac973: Interesting that it's not included in the Extreme tier in NJ.

Ooopppsss!!! I just looked at my notes again and realized I misread my handwriting. Sundance is not included in Extreme (at this point) and the reason I have it is because I got the "fully loaded entertainment package" (1/2 price for a year) and Sundance is included in that so I guess I am paying for it...'-}}

Sorry about that...


tlbepson
Premium
join:2002-02-09
Washington, DC
Reviews:
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reply to Ike1
>>ike1: I'd love to see Top of the Lake, which was supposed to be an excellent miniseries

It was quite strange and while I usually like strange, after watching it there were portions in it that made no sense and I sort of wish I'd not wasted my time. It very well could be that it will be available via Sundance On Demand as they change their On Demand offerings with some regularity--at least they did when I had Comcast (got FiOS 6/3/13).


charliewatts

join:2013-04-10
reply to Betamax76

[Channels] Re: October 1st Channel Changes

Just saw this thread.

I often forget to look for Sundance given where it is on the SD lineup. I might now remember to look for it, since it will be near TCM and AMC. I often search in SD, then hit 'C' for hd version. Now if they will just add HD's for these 2 ........ (That and OVATION HD and TVLAND HD)

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
reply to Ike1
I am now seeing Sundance available in my Extreme package. Looks like they are a few days early. It's still on ch 392.


bohratom
Jersey Shore is back again.

join:2011-07-07
Red Bank NJ
said by Mac973:

I am now seeing Sundance available in my Extreme package. Looks like they are a few days early. It's still on ch 392.

Nice catch, active in VHO7 with ExtremeHD...

webcobbler

join:2013-03-09
Rumson, NJ
kudos:2
was Sundance on Extreme or Prime before? Or was it Only always available on Ultimate?

webcobbler

join:2013-03-09
Rumson, NJ
kudos:2
I also hope that with the changing of channels being moved to different locations: That it does not effect that I can now receive "This" channel, but in its new area I can not.

PJL

join:2008-07-24
Long Beach, CA
kudos:3
Reviews:
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reply to webcobbler
said by webcobbler:

was Sundance on Extreme or Prime before? Or was it Only always available on Ultimate?

It was in the Extreme HHD package too where I live.

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
said by PJL:

said by webcobbler:

was Sundance on Extreme or Prime before? Or was it Only always available on Ultimate?

It was in the Extreme HHD package too.

Not in NJ. It was previously only available in the Ultimate HD package or as part of one of the movie packages.

McBane

join:2008-08-22
Plano, TX
reply to Betamax76
*Sigh*... Still no H2 HD

webcobbler

join:2013-03-09
Rumson, NJ
kudos:2
said by McBane:

*Sigh*... Still no H2 HD

Tell me about it. I feel your pain.


charliewatts

join:2013-04-10
reply to Betamax76

Re: [Channels] October 1st Channel Changes

Did these changes go into effect anywhere?

PJL

join:2008-07-24
Long Beach, CA
kudos:3
said by charliewatts:

Did these changes go into effect anywhere?

Not in VHO3.


matcarl
Premium
join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY
reply to charliewatts
Not in VHO5 either


TitusTroy

join:2009-06-18
New York, NY

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reply to Betamax76
people still watch SD channels?...Sundance I can understand being that there's no HD equivalent but there is a Sundance on Demand HD folder so I'd watch that over SD

Mac973

join:2009-05-18
West Orange, NJ
said by TitusTroy:

people still watch SD channels?...Sundance I can understand being that there's no HD equivalent but there is a Sundance on Demand HD folder so I'd watch that over SD

Have you actually checked that folder lately? There are a whopping 8 movies available.